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Thread: Run memtest from LiveUSB?

  1. #11
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    Re: Run memtest from LiveUSB?

    Quote Originally Posted by Temüjin View Post
    Did you look in the BIOS?
    I'm afraid memtest isn't built-in, no - but thanks for the suggestion!
    Quote Originally Posted by boof1988 View Post
    Yeah... Sorry about that... After some messing about, I tried my GPartEd LiveUSB and (it seems) I get the same error when I try to use the memtest.
    Okay, that at least narrows it down a little bit. Still, great suggestion
    Quote Originally Posted by boof1988 View Post
    Tell me which Ubuntu you downloaded and I'll (download it) and load it on a USB (using unetbootin) and see if I can duplicate your problem of no boot menu.
    If you're sure that you don't mind doing this much work for little ol' me, this is the release. It's just a normal mirror that I found from the "Download Ubuntu" website for the x86 PC desktop 9.04 desktop version.

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    Re: Run memtest from LiveUSB?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaxRabbit View Post
    If you're sure that you don't mind doing this much work for little ol' me, this is the release. It's just a normal mirror that I found from the "Download Ubuntu" website for the x86 PC desktop 9.04 desktop version.
    I already have ubuntu-9.04-desktop-i386.iso downloaded so I'll try to get working on this later on today.

    Did you check the md5sum of the file ubuntu-9.04-desktop-i386.iso after you downloaded it? If the md5sum does not match, that could potentially cause some problems.

    The md5sum of your ubuntu-9.04-desktop-i386.iso should match...
    Code:
    66fa77789c7b8ff63130e5d5a272d67b *ubuntu-9.04-desktop-i386.iso
    If you are using Windows, and you need a program to hash the md5sum, try WinMD5Sum. There are other md5sum options listed in first reference link below.

    References:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ho...SUM on Windows
    http://www.nullriver.com/products/winmd5sum

  3. #13
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    Re: Run memtest from LiveUSB?

    Yep, they're the same!

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    Re: Run memtest from LiveUSB?

    Any more help?

  5. #15
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    Re: Run memtest from LiveUSB?

    Ive noticed this too.

    You cant start memtest from the usb stick created with unetbootin.
    It says "cannot load a ramdisk with an old kernel image".

    I tried with several images - with linux mint and fedora.
    And yes - all of the images I tried are 100% correct.

    The memtest image seems to be on the stick when the contents of it is examined.

    This is an issue with unetbootin, isolinux or memtest, not specific to ubuntu, so this discussion should be moved to a different forum, unless someone have the solution.

  6. #16
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    Re: Run memtest from LiveUSB?

    Ok, ive found the cause:

    When booting to memtest, no initrd image should be loaded.

    To try it out, when the unetbootin menu pops out, edit the memtest entry (press tab) by removing "initrd=/ubninit".

    To permanently fix your usb stick edit syslinux.cfg in the root of the drive and remove the line
    "append initrd=/ubninit"
    from the memtest entry.

    Apropos, parted magic's livecd installs correctly with unetbootin with no changes required.
    I suspect it is because it already has a syslinux directory in it, which unetbootin recognizes and copies its config.

    Hope that helps.

  7. #17
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    Re: Run memtest from LiveUSB?

    Quote Originally Posted by misiu_mp View Post
    Ok, ive found the cause:

    When booting to memtest, no initrd image should be loaded.

    To try it out, when the unetbootin menu pops out, edit the memtest entry (press tab) by removing "initrd=/ubninit".

    To permanently fix your usb stick edit syslinux.cfg in the root of the drive and remove the line
    "append initrd=/ubninit"
    from the memtest entry.

    Apropos, parted magic's livecd installs correctly with unetbootin with no changes required.
    I suspect it is because it already has a syslinux directory in it, which unetbootin recognizes and copies its config.

    Hope that helps.
    Finally, a fix, all these months later!

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